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Sarasota, FL, United States
August 15th, 2012

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About this event

" Musical Collaboration Matters"
Creativity Matters - Why Creativity Matters... A Musical Collaboration

- Creativity matters because it is an essential element of self-directed lifelong learning.

- Creativity matters because it enables us to adapt to rapidly changing economic, civic and cultural circumstances.

- Creativity Matters because it is vital for high-value work and for competitiveness of our economy.

- Creativity Matters to innovate and engage; to generate a shift in thinking and behavior and to share ideas worth spreading that change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world for the better.

This Event draws together 5 unique passionate individuals from various backgrounds. In keeping with our 2012 theme "Creativity Matters“ and with their diverse musical backgrounds (Jazz, Classical, Indian fusion, World Percussion, Rock n' Roll) they came together to create something new… and TEDxquisite.

Jerome Butler - double bassist

Ethan Alexander - poetic pianist

Jimi Gee - guitar master

Julian Douglas - rhythm monk

Dwij/David Gittens - 23-String Guitar

They have met on only 5 occasions during the last 3 weeks to create a unique sound and original music.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Stephen Miles
    Provost Professor of Music M.Mus., D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Professor Miles is active as a composer, performer, and scholar. In all his work Professor Miles probes the dynamic relationship between musical and social structures, drawing on critical theory, and experimental techniques of composition and performance. His music has been performed throughout the United States, and he regularly presents papers at the Conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts and the annual meetings of the Society of Composers. Professor Miles is also the director of our New Music New College performing arts series, featuring contemporary music and compositions by leading local and national artists, as well as students and alums from New College. Recent guest artists include Pamela Z, Katherine Supové, Corey Dargel, Scott Kluksdahl, and The JACK Quartet. Visit the New Music New College website for more information on this cutting-edge series.
  • Jerome Butler
    Double Bassist
  • Ethan Alexander
    Poetic Pianist
  • Jimi Gee
    Guitar Master
  • Julian Douglas
    Rhythm Monk
  • Dwij / David Gittens
    23 String Guitar - inventor

Venue and Details

Mildred Sainer Music and Arts Pavilion, New College of Florida
5313 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL, 34234
United States

Event Type (what is this?) Salon

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Donna HunterSmith
Sarasota, FL, United States

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Michael Meerman
Sarasota, FL, United States

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